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“Very obliging staff”

Monsoon Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 20 Restaurants in Franz Josef
Price range: US$11 - US$23
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Monsoon bar and restaurant will quite possibly be your favourite bar in NZ, with roaring fires & regular DJ's. We carry a large range of New Zealands finest beers and wines. The Monsoon restaurant will satisfy your hunger whatever your budget with all you can eat pizza nights, backpacker meal deals and a specially created ala carte menu specially designed by our head chef Ronald Lacanilao who has created a menu of mouth watering local delicacies to treat you after a hard day glacier exploring. Monsoon: it rains... we pour...
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Its has taken me along time to review this restaurant but I finally found the card. It was all you can eat pizza night the restaurant was full of 20-30s the manager noticed us 40's a bit out of it so he came up to us especially, asking if he could help us with a certain pizza, and the next one out became ours exclusively. It wasn't so much the food but the care and attention that makes this place stick in my mind. Besides that everyone was having so much fun.

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Thank Denene2013
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Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

Whilst the food here is average, though a little overpriced, the service is pretty appalling.

The long-haired git behind the bar was rude and inhospitable to say the least.. Wouldn't hurt someone in customer service to learn some basic manners! I was made to feel like a chore, and an interruption to his evening.

The atmosphere is the best thing about this place with a number of lovely open fires and one pool table.

I had the stuffed chicken (nice but a small portion) and we shared the fried platter (don't bother).

Overall, I'd suggest going elsewhere if you want good food and pleasant service. My next visit to Franz Joseph certainly will NOT include a visit to this place due to this bad experience. Just my opinion, obviously.

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Thank Fatfitandflourishing
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Had delicious meal in a warm and beautiful place. Really a beautiful ambience and great food and service

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Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

We had a great time at the monsoon, its a very cosy and cool bar and there are fun competitions nearly every night with awesome prizes (Bungy jumps and skydiving) would defo recommend as the best place for a drink in franz josef!

Thank FromDublinToTheWorld
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

A very relaxing and enjoyable evening spent at the Monsoon bar and restaurant. The food was great and the atmosphere warm and friendly (lovely to see roaring open fires). On top of this the staff were very helpful and professional

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Thank Trev H
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